Welcome to the Sickle Cell Program in Erie, PA!

Welcome to the Sickle Cell Anemia Program in Erie, Pennsylvania!

The Sickle Cell Anemia Program in Erie is designed to help individuals and families who are seeking information and help regarding their diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease. For over 30 years we have helped care for persons with sickle cell disease and provide many comprehensive services for people suffering with sickle cell anemia. Mrs. Rubye Jenkins-Husband has been a pioneer of Sickle Cell programs since 1969 and is the current Project Director.

Comprehensive Services

          -Case Management
          -Referrals and Medical Follow-up
          -Education and Outreach
          -Support and Self-help groups
          -Medical Appointment and Scheduling

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell is an inherited blood disorder which can cause bouts of pain, damage of vital organs, and even death in childhood and early adulthood. Its effects vary greatly from one person to another and from one time to another in the same person. Most people with sickle cell anemia enjoy reasonably good health.